This qualification is designed for anyone (managers, supervisors and workers) in any type of organisation. It’s ideal for anyone who needs a broad understanding of health and safety issues to be able to manage day-to-day risks effectively. Many people take the International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) as a first step in a career in health and safety. It gives a valuable overview, and is a sound basis for further professional study.
Candidates are assessed with an Open Book (Home-Based) examination for the first 4 elements and a practical work-based risk assessment for the elements 5 to 11. The open book assessment will begin by giving you a scenario. This will typically describe a realistic organisation or workplace with an outline of normal operational activities and worker behaviour. The scenario may go on to outline a developing situation, such as an incident or safety intervention. You may be asked to imagine that you hold a specific role, such as a safety manager, in the workplace described. You will be asked to carry out a series of tasks, which may be split into several sub-tasks. We will specify the maximum marks available for each to help you manage your time. These tasks will partially or entirely draw on the sign posts and evidence within the scenario. Answers therefore need to be relevant to the scenario and, in some cases, specific evidence will be required to support answers. As there is an expectation of more detail and reflection, you will be given 24 hours to research and complete the examination. This is a challenge that really tests your ability to interpret the scenario before answering the questions set using the knowledge gained through your General Certificate studies. You will be able to complete the assessment at home wherever you are in the world. Dependent on the specific scenario, an example question might be: How could you improve consultation with the workforce in this organisation? Note: Support your answer using examples from the scenario.
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The NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (IGC) provides a broad understanding of health & safety issues and is an essential qualification for anyone working in or wanting to work in safety & health anywhere in the world.
The IGC looks at everyday solutions for general workplace health and safety issues. When you have completed the qualification, you will be able to:
The NEBOSH General Certificate is widely seen as the first step towards a career in health and safety. As well as providing a platform for higher level qualifications, such as the NEBOSH Diploma, the NEBOSH General Certificate also enables you to apply for membership of all types of professional bodies
People from around the world take the NEBOSH IGC Training Course as it gives them the skills and knowledge required to fulfill their health and safety responsibilities in any country and in any type of organization. However, the NEBOSH International General Certificate is best suitable for Managers, Supervisors, Worker Representatives, Safety Inspectors, CEOs, Directors, OSH Auditors and others who require an understanding of health and safety principles and practices.
|1||Why we should manage workplace health and safety||Question paper
(Open book home-based examination Scenario based questions)
Unit IG1: Management of health and safety
Elements 1.1, 1.2 and 3.4
are also assessed by the practical assessment
|2||How health and safety management systems work and what they look like|
|3||Managing risk – understanding people and processes|
|4||Health and safety monitoring and measuring|
|5||Physical and psychological health||Practical assessment
Unit IG2: Risk assessment
|7||Chemical and biological agents|
|8||General workplace issues|